April Nicholson039

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Hi, my name is April (that’s me in the photo). Welcome to your springboard to everyday living. I’m so happy you’re here!

Like most women I know I wear a variety of hats in my day-to-day life. Most of them simultaneously and some of them life-changing and unexpected like, breast cancer survivor.

In my day-to-day life I’m a wife, home-maker, writer, editor, picture taker, gardener, chemo, menopause and sibling survivor (that’s a mouthful), bacon lover (shhh) and so on.

As such, I don’t have the time or the patience to read lengthy online material. Especially now that menopause has taken my brain and body captive. I get easily distracted.

Additionally, my life is not Instagram perfect so I don’t have anything in common with perfect blogs managed by wives and women with impeccable hair and limitless money. 

With that said, I decided to use my journalism background to create a space for everyday women just like me. The Lifestyle Brief is a brand built on the foundation of real life.

Here, you’ll find a variety of content related to everyday living with an emphasis on creating a healthy life and body as well as thriving above the unexpected.

Please join the conversation by commenting. Send me your thoughts and suggestions or just say hello! If you’d like to be a guest, I’d love to have you here, so let’s talk!

If you have a product you’d like me to review, please reach out to me. And thank you for being here.

More about me and my life

I have a professional background in social work and journalism. I’ve worked for T.V. and print media and worked in the nonprofit sector as a counselor/advocate/public speaker and director.

I live in sunny California with my husband and a tortoise. I appreciate anything that fuels my creativity like cooking, music, dancing, taking pictures or taking strolls.

I enjoy connecting with others and hearing the wisdom they’ve acquired on their journey, whatever that is for them.

I believe

  • Life, breath and health are the most valuable currency we have.
  • Rather than buying into society’s definition of wealth, “happyness’ and success, you should consider what those things look like for YOU and don’t forget to include your values and spiritual beliefs. 
  • Your home is your springboard to everything else you desire, so it should be a living space that makes you smile on the inside even on the bad or unthinkable days.

With all that said, my home, life and health is still a work in progress. I will share my challenges and solutions along the way.

My tips to living a more fulfilled life

  • Invest wisely: Life and health are the most valuable currency we have. Invest it with the same care and concern you would cash for retirement. 
  • Act now: Don’t wait until, if, or when something bigger and better happens for you to live the best life you can. Act now!
  • Stay within your means:  This means whatever your pocketbook will allow you do to do right now, do that! Start right where you are with what you have. I’ll write more about this in my posts. 
  • Be flexible: Unexpected events happen. You have to be willing to bend and move when unforeseen things happen. So don’t be married to your 5- or 10- year plan. Think of it as an outline.


PERSONAL FULFILLMENT The goals and things that bring you happiness outside of your career. It encompasses your mind, body, health, family and environment.

Warmest, Imperfect April

The Lifestyle Brief ™   


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